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Grant will expand mental health, Wrens access

A new federal grant could translate to better access to care for those who need behavioral health or those seeking care in Wrens, the director of a community health center said Wednesday.
Community Health Centers provide safety net for gaps in public health care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the center is getting more than $920,000 to open a new clinic in Keysville, part of $169 million through the Affordable Care Act.
Help local Boys & Girls Clubs reach further to help at-risk youths

Help us realize our vision by serving even more of our community's children.
Paine College to use grant for disease, substance abuse outreach

Paine College was awarded an $888,000 federal grant it will use to address HIV, substance abuse and hepatitis C among young people in the area, the school announced Friday.
Georgia health-care enrollment tops 530,000

More than 530,000 people in Georgia have enrolled in the Affor­dable Care Act, a nearly 15 percent increase in the last week or so before Sunday's deadline, and 11.4 million gained coverage overall.

Daniel Jackson and Patrick Judd have graduated from the University of Dallas. Merit List CAlandra L. Harris and Andrew L. Bridges have been named to the merit list at Piedmont Technical College for the fall 2014 semester.
Thousands in Augusta area could lose subsidies in pending Supreme Court health care ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule any day beginning Monday in a case challenging the issuance of subsidies under the act through the federal Marketplace.
Georgia nearly doubles previous ACA enrollment

Almost nine out of 10 qualified for a tax credit to help pay for coverage and nearly three out of four paid $100 a month or less in premiums, officials said.
Nearly 10 million enrolled in Affordable Care Act

As of Jan. 30, nearly 7.5 million had enrolled in the 37 states using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Another 2.4 million enrolled in the state-run health exchanges, Burwell said.
Second enrollment period for health care coverage begins Nov. 15

The second enrollment period for the health care law often referred to as Obamacare will begin in less than 50 days on Nov. 15 and experts expect it to be much different than the first.